First Dates and Fun at Be At One

Review by Anya Zervudachi

I must start by saying, this was by no means my first experience of Be At One, in fact I have been very much a regular since they opened in early December. Whether for a first date (this occasion), out for work drinks or just a night on the town with the girls or boys, Be At One has never failed me.

The ambience is absolutely unbeatable in my opinion, with low lighting, fantastic music ranging from old classics to chart hits and the bar staff are in a league of their own.

As we made our entrance at about 6pm on Friday evening, the bar was expectedly very lively, bustling with people queuing up for the fantastic 241 offer Be At One offer every afternoon between 4.30pm – 8pm (Mon-Thurs) 4.30pm – 7pm (Fri-Sat). Despite the bar being busy, we were still acknowledged immediately on entering, with a huge smile and ‘hello’ from a member of the bar staff.

My guest was amazed by the variety of cocktails on offer and equally impressed by how well the menu was sectioned, so you can make your choice based on your favourite spirit. I must admit I find this particularly useful, as you can keep an eye on what you drink over the evening.

I decided on a wild tea and elderflower Martini. A delicious combination of Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, Chase Elderflower Liqueur, lemon juice, apple juice and a touch of sugar.

My guest opted for a Mintberry; a blended concoction of Absolut Raspberri vodka and Chambord with raspberry purée and fresh mint leaves.

I had completely forgotten it was happy hour, so I was pleasantly surprised when presented with my 4 drinks, although my guest (as I mentioned, a first date) was possibly a little shocked.

Being a tea fanatic, I absolutely loved my martini; it was sharp and sweet with a very distinctive taste of tea. We decided to swap our second drink, which was great as I was keen to sample the Mintberry. Again, it was the perfect combination of the sweet and sour raspberry flavour with the mint leaves giving a really fresh finish.

All in all, Be At One is well worth the visit, not just for the exceptional cocktails and great atmosphere but for the delightful, knowledgeable and charming staff that will be serving you. I would like to say a big thank you to Marcus, Scott and Joe who did a superb job of looking after us on this occasion.